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Offline CLAY

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Backup software- preferably free
« on: February 24, 2014, 09:11:23 PM »
So there seems to be a bug with Windows 7.  In order to backup to a network location you need to have a password for your destination computer.  My Destination computer doesn't have a password, so I can't use Windows backup.  I don't have a password on the office machine- it's just a workhorse/backup unit.   :facepalm:

I need to backup my wife's laptop to the spare 2TB HD on the office machine through the network.  What are ya'll using?  TIA!
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Re: Backup software- preferably free
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 10:05:02 PM »
If file based backup is fine (not a full image of the C-partition), then SyncBack Free could work...
http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html



EDIT:

If you're looking for image backup, Macrium Reflect free is a nice Win app. Double-check the free limitations (not for business use IIRC):
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
« Last Edit: February 25, 2014, 03:11:52 PM by Jim »
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Re: Backup software- preferably free
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Re: Backup software- preferably free
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 10:51:20 PM »
How about just dumping it to a thumbdrive. They're very cheap now.

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Re: Backup software- preferably free
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 11:07:08 PM »
My Destination computer doesn't have a password, so I can't use Windows backup.  I don't have a password on the office machine- it's just a workhorse/backup unit.   :facepalm:

Create a new user on the system(s): "Backup" with a password of "backup" or Maintenance/maintenance and your password issue might be resolved. Just don't bother logging in under one of those users (on a daily basis) - just keep it around for tasks that need a password (scheduled tasks are one).
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Re: Backup software- preferably free
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 08:35:03 AM »
though not automatic (out of the box, so to speak), dropbox is free and convenient.
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